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Sweta H. Patel


Sweta focuses her practice on labor and employment and pharmacy law.  Sweta also represents businesses in a variety of general commercial litigation matters, including lease disputes and breach of contract claims.

Sweta has extensive experience representing management in all types of labor and employment claims from inception to resolution before California state courts, Federal courts and Arbitrations.

Sweta handles both single plaintiff and class action employment law suits on issues such as discrimination, harassment, breach of contract, and wage and hour disputes.  She often provided advice to employers concerning compliance with state and federal laws, and works closely with management to develop policies and procedures that are in compliance with the law and further business objectives.  Sweta represents employers in pre-litigation administrative charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") and California Department of Fair Employment and Housing ("DFEH"), as well as before similar administrative agencies throughout the country.

Sweta has extensive experience in representing wholesalers, pharmacies and pharmacists before the California Board of Pharmacy and Office of Administrative Hearings.  Sweta's knowledge of pharmacy law and the various parties involved in the billing and dispensing process, coupled with her litigation background, has allowed her to successfully and efficiently resolve pharmacy related contract disputes.

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  • University of California st Berkeley, B.A. in Economics and Minor in Philosophy, 2002

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, 2006, Deans List


  • Admitted to practice law before all state and federal courts in California, December 2006

  • Admitted pro hac vice in Connecticut

  • Admitted pro hac vice in New York 


  • Obtained an extremely favorable ruling on behalf of a pharmacist after the Board of Pharmacy's attempt to revoke the pharmacist's license to practice.

  • Won Summary Adjudication on behalf of a firm client in a breach of contract case and forced a favorable resolution of the case.

  • Won Summary Judgment on behalf of a firm client on several employment related claims in Dabson v. Penske.

  • Won Summary Judgment following an Appeal on behalf of a national pharmacy in a "failure to warn" case.

  • Won Summary Judgment in the Eastern District of California in Tenerelli v. Rite Aid where the Plaintiff made claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  • Prevailed on Demurrer and obtained Judgment against insured who sued for breach of contract and sought reimbursement for payments made by insured to out-of-network provider.

  • Successfully defended numerous cases on behalf of employers before binding NLRB-mandated binding arbitrators, in cases of discipline and breach of contract.


  • Board Member, San Francisco Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association

  • Queen's Bench Bar Association


  • Speaker, American Society for Pharmacy Law, November 2019, on Pharmacies/Pharmacists and Employment Law

  • Speaker, American Society for Pharmacy Law, November 2016, on Overview of the PBM Regulations, Legislation, and Litigation:  Ways to Improve PBM-Pharmacy Relationship

hobbies and interests

  • Spending time with family and friends over delicious food

  • Cheering on the San Francisco Giants

  • Baking

  • Creating Shutterfly photobooks

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